Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 2, 1852

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 2, 1852
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Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1852-06-02

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Letter from Frances Miller Seward to William Henry Seward, June 2, 1852

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: maf 

revision: crb 2019-02-19

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Auburn Wednesday June 2
My dear Henry,
After Madame Pulszky
Birth: 1815 Death: 1866
had gone
a packet of speeches came addressed to
Clarence
Birth: 1828-10-07 Death: 1897-07-24
for her – I would send them on
to Albany but the Intervention speeches
which are the most desirable for them
are each one separately addressed to Clarence
-they cannot be redirected – the others
were in a packet with the outside addressed
to him – Mr Pulszky
Birth: 1814-09-17 Death: 1897-09-09
goes to Washington
the first of next week to see you and
the other gentlemen
Unknown
of the Committee would it
not be better to give him such speeches as
they want? I have sent on 2 of the
Collins steamer speeches – had those not
directed been the Intervention speeches I would
have sent all – I read a portion of
one of your letters to Gen Kossuth
Birth: 1802-09-19 Death: 1894-03-20
expressing
a wish to see him – He said he would
go almost to Washington to meet you and
would when Mr Pulszky went make some
arrangement for that purpose –
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I hope you will see him – he is a brave,
Meek, man and tries to overcome the
disappointment which he evidently suffers –
He expressed much gratitude for our attentions
to him – my heart aches for them all –
Lazette
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
says I must tell you that her love
for Kossuth is no less than ours – He has
so many qualities in common with with
yourself, dear Henry, that Lazette and I
would be very inconsistent not to admire
him – Indeed Lazette appreciated them all –
she even made Madame Kossuth
Birth: 1809 Death: 1865
talk English
which no one else could – Clarence
accompanied the ladies to Syracuse Monday
evening – Tuesday they went to UticaDr
McCall
Birth: 1787-01-25 Death: 1867-10-05
and Mr Miller
Unknown
were here to urge
the Gen to alter his decision in regards to Utica–
The Dr is one of the few people who improve
with age. I am glad you find the
Wharncliffe’s
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Unknown Birth: 1827-12-15  Death: 1899-05-13 
so agreeable – I should be very
glad to see them– I should be very glad
to entertain them at our pleasant home, but I
cannot do so satisfactorily without servants
which as yet I have found impossible to obtain –
I was so ill the last day the Kossuths
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were here that I could scarcly hardly
leave my bed – The stone is all
here for the porch – shall Pomeroy
Birth: 1808-03-08 Death: 1867-09-18
proceed
with it? – All the work done hitherto by
hands
Unknown
which he has employed has been ill
done – he does not superintend – is there any
remedy? - This day Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
has gone with
John
Birth: 1844-11-20 Death: 1917-01-31
to Mr Granville - I purchased his books
here and wrote a letter to one of the
Professors asking him to direct John about
his boarding house – I think the school
is an expensive one and would suggest
that John should be placed under the care
of Mr Round
Unknown
if it is practicable, and his
Uncle should find this exceeds his means –
As soon as I ascertain the terms for one term
including all the expenses I will let him
know – “Tell Father” Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
says “that the
white yellow and blue fleur de lis are in bloom
also the, Star of Bethlehem, Candytuft and
violets – the lilacs & tulips are fading –
I hope next summer you will see the garden
at this Season of the year – Will you
send me “Tefts Hungary or life of Kossuth”
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Judge Wade
Birth: 1800-10-27 Death: 1878-03-02
borrowed it – Your own
Frances

[right Margin] Lazette sends love
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Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
says direct letters to Old Point
Comfort
– he is well –